Landscape Representation II

Building on the foundation established in Landscape Representation I, this course seeks to expand on the essential tools and methods required to develop, test, produce and communicate spatial ideas with great clarity. The course will explore numerous landscape representation techniques, with a focus on three-dimensional modeling of landscape design precedents and the extraction of data for communication purposes. A series of drawings: plans, sections, elevations, orthographic projections, and perspectives will synthesize and document the specific operations explored throughout the semester. Weekly lab exercises and lectures will provide the basis for investigation, research, and discussion. Through a series of working sessions, students will learn software applications as a means of introducing basic concepts of using digital media towards rigorous terrain construction, extraction and manipulation. This format aims to establish a fluency in the medium of digital modeling, representation, and communication as well as to provide a point of departure for an in-depth familiarity with leading graphical representation examples in landscape architecture. Software Covered: Adobe Suite CS5, Rhino, RhinoTerrain